157 Dumbarton Road, Glasgow. G11 6PT. Tel: 0141 576 0175.
The Dolphin. 1991.
This is one of the oldest family run pubs in the city of Glasgow. The Farrell family have been trading as publicans since 1888. To read more on the history of this popular west end bar you will have to wait until Glasgow Pubs and Publicans Volume 2 comes out.
The Dolphin. 2005.
It is said that the Dolphin Bar got it’s name from the local choir which was called the Dolphin.
In the NEWS 1976…
Posing for a photograph was obviously a solemn occasion in the days when this picture was taken… judging from the faces!
It shows members of the now defunct Dolphin Choir from Partick, Glasgow, on their annual day’s outing to Helensburgh. The picture belongs to Mr Peter O’Byrne (50), of 23 Goldberry Avenue, Scotstounhill, whose grandfather, also Peter, was a member of the singing group and is shown circled.
Mr. O’Byrne wins a bottle of whisky.
The exact date of the photograph is not known but Mr. O’Byrne thinks it was probably taken about the latter part of the last century. The starched looking ensemble made their way to and from Helensburgh by horse and cart.
The only thing that’s missing from the scene is the moustached photographer with his black cape and flash tray held aloft… but no doubt he’s there. The photo has stood the test of years in Mr. O’Byrne’s attic, said Mr O’Byrne, “They don’t make them like they used to.”
Do you have any memories of the Dolphin bar? If so please leave a comment.